- Adult high school
An adult high school or adult school is a
high schoolfacility designed for adult education. It is intended for adults who have not completed high school to continue their education. Some adult high schools offer child care, special integration programs for immigrants and refugees, career counseling and other programs and services geared toward the special needs of adult students. Some adult high schools may also offer general interest programs such as computer skills or other continuing educationcourses.
A few cities in the
United Statesand Canadahave dedicated adult high school facilities. In most other cities, students age out of the system at 19 or 20 leaving them no other option than getting their GED. This is a problem for students who still need many classes to gain the skills they need to pass a GED test. This problem is compounded for the United State's growing foreign born population who are not familiar with the American school systems and are still learning English, especially if they come into the United States in their teens and are expected to catch up with their American peers by the time they reach the age of 19 or 20.
Adult high schools
* [http://www.paadultschool.org/ Palo Alto Adult School, California]
Grant Adult Education, California
* [http://www.cohnadulths.mnps.org/site149.aspx Cohn Adult High School, Nashville ]
* [http://tennessee.gov/education/ci/ciadulths/ Tennessee adult high school system]
* [http://www.ncccs.cc.nc.us/Basic_Skills/adultHighSchool.htm North Carolina adult high school system]
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